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President Higgins and his wife Sabina meet Flight Centre managing director Graham Turner (l). Also pictured is IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Australian travel company Flight Centre is to create 30 jobs in its operation in Ireland over the next five years, bringing staff numbers in Dublin to(...)

President Michael D Higgins addresses an Irish diaspora reception in Warwick, Queensland, that some of his relatives attended. Photographs: Maxwells

An emotional President Michael D Higgins apologised to Irish emigrants in Australia for the “broken connection” with family at home in Ireland and for(...)

During his  State visit to Australia, President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina visit the Irish Support Agency in Bondi, Sydney. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Olivia and Brian Macalister had enough. The married couple had good jobs and worked long hours in Dublin but struggled to save for a deposit to buy a (...)

President Michael D Higgins during a visit Warwick, Australia, to attend a reception for the Irish Diaspora. Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins has said he may make a decision on whether to run for a second presidential term after the State visit to Canada that was (...)

President  Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina  visit the Irish Support Agency in Bondi in Sydney Australia. Photograph: Maxwells

President Michael D Higgins paid tribute to the work of the Irish Support Agency in the Sydney suburb of Bondi for the help they provide to members of(...)

As the country emerged in a somewhat uplifted mood after the commemoration of 1916, you couldn’t but be struck by the analogies between the two Irelands, of Then and Now. Illustration: Paul Scott

Our national poet WB Yeats said that every Irish writer had a decision to take: whether to express Ireland or exploit it. In his day, the choice lay b(...)

Brianna Parkins as the Sydney Rose in 2016. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Journalist Brianna Parkins, the former Sydney Rose, has said that she would like to return to Ireland to help campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment (...)

Cycling on the Mayo Greenway, on the Wild Atlantic Way

A repeat of the large growth in visitor numbers from Australia over the past five years is “entirely doable” if more hotel accommodation is made avail(...)

 Ibrahim Halawa seen after he was freed from jail on Thursday. The Irish man has been issued a new Irish passport and is expected to return home within days.

Ibrahim Halawa should be home in Ireland within days following his release from a Cairo prison last night, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney (...)

President Higgins is on a State visit to Australia. File photograph: The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has criticised “the politics of fear” behind the anti-immigrant policies that led to Brexit and the election of US preside(...)

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